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Assistant High School

Sheridan, WY, 82801
November 02, 2010

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Jesse G. Self

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Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

Cell: 307-***-****



Colorado State University: Ft. Collins, CO

• B.A. in History, 2004

•2.805 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale

• M.S. in Geological Sciences, 2010 (in progress, coursework complete, finishing thesis)

•3.706 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale

Metropolitan State College of Denver: Denver, CO

•General geological and mathematical coursework taken, 2006- 2008

•3.93 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale

Job Related Courses Taken: General Geology, Geology of Colorado, Oceanography,

Stratigraphy and Structure, Advanced Geomorphology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Soil

Resources, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Introduction to GIS, Chemistry, Chemistry II, Physics,

Applied Geophysics, Subsurface Geophysical Mapping, Sedimentary Basin Analysis, Optical

Mineralogy, Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I and II, Calculus I and II, Mathematical

Proofs, plus many other math classes taken


• ‘Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students’ awarded for high GPA

• President’s Honor Roll, 2007

• National Honor’s Society, 2008

• Multiple Intramural Sports

• Paleontology lab assistant, Denver Museum of Nature and Science


Yale Research Group:

• Marmarth, ND, 2005

• Field Assistant for a graduate student conducting Paleobotany research near the K-T


• In charge of fossil collection and specimen preparation

• Mapped fossil rich beds, as well as gathered and prepared sediment samples for

paleomagnetic study

• Other general field work and field experience gained

Department of the Interior-United States Geological Survey (USGS)

• Employed: May 2007-July 2010

• Started as: Computer Technician

•Presently: Geologist in training

• Work as part of the Central Energy Team, conducting resource assessments in the

Greater Green River, Piceance, and Uinta Basins

Duties and Responsibilities

• Produce research papers on, among other topics, in-place oil shale resources in

the western United States

• Prepared text, maps, figures, graphs and cross sections for publication

• Extensive experience on computer in connection with various types of

geological work, including: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Grapher,

ArcGIS, ArcView, GeoGraphix, .LAS files, Micorsoft Excel, Access and

Word. Also, have beginning training on VisualBasic and HTML.

•Experience with large databases gained

•Field work experience in Wasatch, Green River, and Uinta Formations in

Piceance Basin

Colorado State University

•Thesis on “Reservoir properties and depositional environments of fluvial channels in the

Eocene Wasatch Formation, southeastern Uinta Basin, Utah” – expected publication

date, fall 2010

•Ability to measure surface sections, collect and prepare samples

•Experience on petrographic microscopes, as well as hardware and software for

microscope imaging


• Very organized and hard working

• Ability to follow instructions

• Works well with others, as well as independently

• Good problem solving skills

• Strong computer and mathematical skills

• A quick learner

References and publication list available upon request

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